I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
FoxNews.com reports that
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter leader who resigned after her parents revealed she’s not African-American, is facing a felony theft charge in Washington state after she allegedly made false statements to secure nearly $9,000 in food and childcare assistance.
The charges against Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in October 2016, were first reported by KHQ-TV.
According to court documents, investigators with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) started looking into Dolezal’s finances in March 2017 after the publication of her autobiography, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.”
DSHS investigator Kyle Bunge said Dolezal had claimed that “her only source of income was $300.00 per month in gifts from friends.” However, the department found that she had deposited nearly $84,000 in her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017 without reporting it.
According to the investigation, the money came from sales of Dolezal’s autobiography as well as “the sale of her art, soaps, and handmade dolls.”
Authorities say Dolezal illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.
Dolezal did report a “change of circumstance” to the state agency, saying she did a one-time job in October 2017 worth $20,000, court documents said. The DSHS report says Dolezal told investigators in April that she had “fully disclosed her information” and declined to answer further questions.
Dolezal is also charged with perjury and making false verification for public assistance.
Dolezal resigned as head of the Spokane NAACP chapter in June 2015 after her parents told local media that she had been born white and was merely posing as a black activist. She also was fired from a police ombudsman commission and lost her job teaching African studies at Eastern Washington University.
In 2017, Dolezal told The Associated Press that she still identifies as black, despite being “Caucasian biologically.”
“People didn’t seem able to consider that maybe both were true,” she said at the time. “OK, I was born to white parents, but maybe I had an authentic black identity.”
In addition to her autobiography, Dolezal was the subject of a Netflix documentary, “The Rachel Divide,” that premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival last month. Fox News recently reported that Dolezal has taken to Instagram to show the apparent success of her in-house hair salon business.
There is an old English curse which goes,
May you live in interesting times.
And, darned if we don’t.
I remember back in June of 2015 when Rachel Dolezal first came into the national spotlight.
All the Liberals were defending her “right” to “be whomever she wanted to be”.
While at the same time, some black Liberals started to back off, because the more they thought about it, the more offended they became.
Here was a white girl who passed as black, attended historically black Howard University, and became a big shot in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Bruce Jenner announced his “real” sexual identity around the same time, as well.
Also back then, Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh hit the nail on the proverbial head concerning Ms. Dolezal as only he could…
“I officially today announce that I identify as skinny. From this day going forward, I am skinny.”
“Now in the old days, people’s reaction then would be to call me delusional and maybe think I needed some help. Today I’m brave; it’s a courageous act to identify as skinny when one is not.” Limbaugh continued. “And I’m sure I will get accolades all across Twitter, and accolades all across Facebook, and accolades all across the drive-by media for positive-thinking now that I identify as skinny.”
“I’m fully expecting that Weight Watchers and other like them will identify and welcome me into the fold as skinny, since I now identify that way,” he said. “The way I see myself is the way I am, not how you see me. And if you don’t see me that way, you’re the bigot! I’m brave.”
It appears now, to this woman, who has chosen to live her life perpetuating a lie, her practice of prevarication did not end at her skin color.
Evidently, this woman has become so immersed in lies that she cannot tell the truth about anything.
And because of that addiction, karma just bit her in the a…err…posterior.
I realize that Traditional American Values such as telling the truth is anathema to Modern American Liberals. However, I do hope that at least some of them pay attention to the cautionary tale of Rachel Dolezal…err… Nkechi Diallo…err…whomever she thinks she is today.
It sure does make life a whole lot easier when you tell the truth….and face reality.
Until He Comes,